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Well, November has been a funny old month. I've had a seemingly endless troupe of family coming to visit, which has been lovely but necessitated a lot more cleaning than I usually do (probably not a bad thing!); I went to London for my uncle's memorial service and spent time reflecting on the nature on family and how I cope with being far away from mine; I've been in agonising pain and was finally diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder. The pain continues but at least I have a name for it now; I've started my new role at school in earnest, and been plunged into the deep end with two students to support.
So the fact that I managed to blog at all, let alone most (if not every) day is miraculous to me. I was sad to have to miss a few topics that I wanted to tackle, so keep an eye out for some fashiony stuff and a home tour sometime soon. But I'm really looking forward to getting back into a more regular, relaxed blogging schedule. I found myself becoming quite anxious about blogging at times, which is really not how I want to feel about Words...
In amongst the stress there have been some posts I've really loved writing. Ten Steps to Feeling Body Positive is something I'd been planning for a while, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. And being the book obsessive that I am, I loved putting together the Books A-Z for Day 16's Hobbies prompt.
As in May, my favourite thing about blogging (almost) every day in November has been finding some wonderful new (to me) blogs. Thanks to the #BEDN tag on Twitter I stumbled across Espresso Coco, Some Things Have Happened, World Of Joy, A Crafty Chai, and many others (sorry if I've missed you off this list!).
My favourite find, though, has been A Safe Mooring. You know that feeling, when a blog is so beautiful to look at and so wonderful to read that you sort of don't want to read it because it makes you envious? Or is that just me?! Well, Kirsty's blog definitely gives me that feeling in spades. The quality of the writing is so important when I'm reading a blog, and A Safe Mooring doesn't disapoint; I especially loved her How To Feel Festive post.
I was also really happy that one of my favourite blogs, Make, Do and Spend, decided to take part in #BEDN. It is always so gorgeously presented and fun to read (it was one of the blogs that used to make me feel the above-mentioned jealousy, until I got to know B & E a bit better and stopped being all green-eyed monster about their lovely blog!), and even writing every day has not lowered the quality of their posts. I especially liked their take on Day 9's topic: Boyfriends on Blogging.
If you've been blogging every day in November, what's been your favourite part? And are you as glad it's over as I am?!